VDA 6.3 is a process based audit standard to evaluate analyzes and enhances various controls in manufacturing Organisations and its processes. This standard is developed by the German Automotive industry. In 2016, the established audit standard VDA 6.3 (2nd edition 2010) is revised by the VDA working group and specified on the basis of experience and feedback from all the stack holders.
The aim is to simplify evaluation and the alignment of the questionnaire with the new requirements. The revision is focused on audit ability on site in the processes and a limitation to process-specific contents. Thus, the risks in the supply chain and product life cycle processes can be specifically analysed, so that weaknesses in the procedures and their interfaces can be identified, corrective action can be introduced and opportunities for improvement can be determined.
This training is designed for participants who want to achieve their qualification as certified VDA 6.3 process auditor in as short a time as possible.
We offer you the chance to acquire the necessary knowledge and take the exam within 5 days in the pleasant atmosphere of the training hotel.
Using the process approach and the respective customer-specific requirements, this training teaches you the basics for VDA 6.3 process auditors.
The introduction to the basics of process auditing includes general requirements, methods, principles, assessment scheme and risk analysis.
Furthermore, the underlying questionnaire is explained according to the attributed process elements, so that through the process audit you can identify the respective risks and potentials along the supply chain. The training focusses on the following points using practical examples:
|1. Correlation with other requirements||10. Process element 3 – planning product and process development |
|2. Overview of the three different types of audits and explanation of the differences|| 11. Process element 4 – realisation of product and process development|
|3. Overview of the contents of the individual VDA 6.3 chapters|| 12. Process element 5 – supplier management|
|4. Introduction to the process approach or risk analysis according to the Turtle model|| 13. Process element 6 – process analysis production|
|5. Audit process from the audit programme to the end of the audit|| 14. Process element 7 – customer service|
|6. Planning and conducting a process audit|| 15. Attribution and assessment of audit findings|
|7. Assessment scheme of a process audit|| 16. Audit report, documentation and conclusion|
|8. Code of conduct for process auditors|| 17. Process element 1 – potential analysis|
|9. Process element 2 – project management|| 18. Introduction to the current SI's and FAQ's|
These training steps guide you through the basic requirements for process audits and enable integrated application in automotive industry. These basics are used to correct, stabilise and optimise processes, and are developed in the exercises and case examples. The aim is to assure a reliable assessment.
Including VDA 6.3 – Examination day for certified process auditor
The exam for VDA 6.3 process auditor is in two parts: a written and an oral exam. After passing the complete exam you will receive a VDA certificate, the auditor card, and the VDA QMC database entry. For the card we need a digital photo in JPEG format in advance.
Issue of Certificate
After passing the written and oral exams you will receive a VDA certificate with registered numbering and the respective auditor card and the VDA QMC database entry. For the card we need a digital photo in JPEG format in advance.
- Admission to the qualification after successful review of your application
- Knowledge of main quality tools and methods
- Knowledge of applicable management system requirements
- Knowledge of further applicable customer-specific requirements
- Product and process-specific knowledge in the planned field of operation
- depending on field of operation, relevant professional experience according to VDA volume 6.3
- Auditor qualification based on DIN EN ISO 19011
QM personnel tasked with conducting audits in their own organisation (internal) or in the supply chain (externally). Furthermore, this training also addresses external auditors (assigned as service providers).
VDA Volume 6.3
Highlights of the Course
Practical session on VDA Excel tool for evaluating and documenting the results
Number of Participants
Maximum 14 candidates in one batch
Training Schedule 2017 [ PDF 97 kB ]
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